About the Network
The Student Support Network (SSN) at Dartmouth College is a four-session training program offered by the Counseling Center and the Student Wellness Center. The training is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and hone skills to support peers in crisis or distress.
Through a combination of didactic and experiential learning opportunities, participants will acquire skills that will enable them to:
- identify warning signs of a peer who is struggling with their mental health
- understand the role of empathy when helping a person in crisis
- connect peers to on-campus and off-campus resources
- learn effective communication skills
The main goal of the SSN is to expand and enrich campus support for Dartmouth students. Graduate and undergraduate students trained in SSN are part of the network of campus resources.
If you are interested in learning more about SSN or completing an application, please contact Sid Babla (Student Wellness Center), Alleah Schweitzer (Student Wellness Center), Stefanie Jordão (Counseling Center), or Bella Schiro (Counseling Center).
*SSN is an approved activity for the Wellness Education Credit.